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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

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Mrs. Hillman
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Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$11,962 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$33,518 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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Trivia

Eva Green, who plays Shailene Woodley's mother in the film is, in reality, only 12 years older than Woodley. See more »

Goofs

On the drive home from the airport, several automobiles are seen that did not exist in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Kat Connor: I know Phil's not the smartest crayon in the box.
Mickey: That is the understatement of century.
Kat Connor: That's what I kind of like about him, you know. He's just simple. I know it sounds perverse, but he's kind of like my dad in that way. You scratch the surface, and there's just more surface.
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Connections

References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Pictures of You
Written by Robert Smith (as Robert James Smith),
Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Porl Thompson,
Laurence Tolhurst (as Laurence Andrew Tolhurst)
and Boris Williams
Performed by The Cure
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2min out of 91
16 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Nice-to-watch-on-a-Sunday-afternoon-if you-don't-have-anything- better-to-do." kind of movie. I liked the photography, the soundtrack, and scenography, though. Not so much the plot which is a poor vehicle for what the central idea of the movie is or tries to be. The acting wasn't exactly Oscar material either, specially the girl playing Cat. I couldn't hate her and I couldn't feel any sympathy for her either. She was just annoying and that detracts a lot from the message that the film as a whole seeks to deliver. They could have cast a different actress who was able to add more depth to the character and not make it appear so trivial, Shailene Woodley just confused indifference with shallowness, two different concepts. The plot reveals itself early, no need to be particularly observant to imagine what could have happened and there are many obvious reasons for that, however the motive that set in motion the events resulted a bit less predictable and those turned out to be the only 2min out of 91min of film that I found somewhat interesting.


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